Foreign affairs

Taiwan is becoming an intelligence-sharing power


By Corey Lee Bell

Note: This article appeared in The National Interest on February 19 2023.

‘Don’t mention the war’: China and Japan’s diplomatic row and history’s long arm


By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on February 16 2023.

Lithium, lightest metal on earth, carries heavy geopolitical weight


By Marina Zhang

Note: This article appeared in the Lowy Institute’s blog, The Interpreter, on January 25 2023.

Australia-China relations in 2023: Beyond 'stabilisation'?


Despite renewed optimism around Australia-China relations as the new year begins driven by building momentum in high-level diplomatic exchanges, lingering challenges remain. These include ongoing trade disruptions, contention around the AUKUS agreement and the ongoing detention of Australian citizens, Yang Hengjun and Cheng Lei. Can the bilateral relationship move beyond the objective of 'stabilisation', set by the Albanese government upon winning last May’s federal election?

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Australia-China monthly wrap-up: December 2022


Bring on the Year of the Rabbit: Why there’s new hope and prosperity tipped for Australia-China relations


By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on January 19 2023.

For the first time in a long time, a year can begin with a realistic assessment that Australia-China relations are on an upward trajectory again.

COVID-19 tests for Chinese arrivals pose a wicked problem for Labor


By Wanning Sun

Note: This article appeared in Crikey on January 13 2023.

A costly but valuable proposal for Australia


By Corey Lee Bell

Note: This article appeared in 9DashLine on January 11 2023.

Despite differences, there are many areas the two countries' interests align


By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in the Global Times on December 23 2022.

Australia-China relations: The outlook for 2023


By Corey Lee Bell and Elena Collinson 

Australia-China relations improved substantially on the back of the election victory of the Australian Labor government in May. After years in a diplomatic freeze, the second half of 2022 saw bilateral meetings between Australian and Chinese defence ministers, foreign ministers, and most importantly, the leaders of both countries.